Introducing Fishing the Collection!

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is doing something interesting. They are taking rods from their collection and lettering anglers use them. See the intro below.

In this new film series from the AMFF, we’re taking vintage rods from our collection and putting them in the hands of modern anglers. As we travel to various locations, bamboo rods of yesteryear are put to the test in both salt and fresh water, and our anglers share their take on what it’s like to fish with classic equipment. We think you’ll find the results visually captivating and educational, allowing the observer to reflect on how far we’ve come in the development of equipment while also honoring the beauty and style of the past.

There are 2 episodes out now but go to to find out more and to see future episodes and to see what the museum has to offer.

Fishing Tackle Loan Program

Do you want to go fishing, but don’t have the equipment? Are you taking your kid’s friends fishing but need another rod and reel.

Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited have teamed up to provide and maintain the equipment and provide volunteers for some events. We currently have 24 Zebco rods (Zeboc 33 spin rods to be exact) available for loan.

Currently, you can borrow spinning rods. Each rod is set-up and has a hook and bobber. You’ll need to provide the bait, but we can provide some extra hooks and other tackle.

Contact the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy and we’ll set-up a time for you to pick up the equipment you need and return it. You can borrow it for a couple hours or a couple days. There is a form that needs filled out to initiate the loan. Give us a call at 570-323-6222 or email at